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  • Conference on the Americas Kevin McAleenan
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    Conference on the Americas, Kevin McAleenan

    Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, who also serves as the commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, spoke at the Americas Society and the Council of the Americas'…

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  • Conference on the Americas Mexican Foreign Affairs Secretary
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    Conference on the Americas, Mexican Foreign Affairs Secretary

    The Americas Society and the Council of the Americas hosted its annual Conference on the Americas at the State Department. This portion of the event included a speech by Mexican Foreign…

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  • Conference on the Americas Vice President Pence
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    Conference on the Americas, Vice President Pence

    The Americas Society and the Council of the Americas hosted its annual Conference on the Americas at the State Department. This portion of the event included keynote remarks by Vice President…

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  • Vice President Pence Lawmakers Address Conference on the Americas
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    Conference on the Americas

    Vice President Mike Pence, members of Congress, and foreign leaders delivered remarks at the Conference on the Americas, co-hosted by the State Department and the Council of the Americas in…

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  • Chinese Investment in the Americas
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    Chinese Investment in the Americas

    The Council of the Americas held a discussion on China’s increasing engagement in Latin American countries. Kimberly Breier, the assistant secretary of the State Department’s Western Hemisphere Affairs…

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  • Central American Security and Migration Panel Discussion
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    Central American Security and Migration, Panel Discussion

    The Americas Society and Council of the Americas hosted a discussion on development, security and migration in Central American nations. Participants included a number of observers and…

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  • Central American Security and Migration CBP Commissioner
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    Central American Security and Migration, CBP Commissioner

    Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan was the featured speaker at a discussion on development, security and migration in Central American nations. He focused on his…

    110 views
  • Promoting Democracy in Latin America
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    Promoting Democracy in Latin America

    Mark Green, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) administrator, talked about promoting democracy and peace in Latin America, particularly in Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Colombia. He…

    226 views
  • Panelists Discuss Current Elections and Politics in Venezuela
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    Political Situation in Venezuela

    The Council of the Americas hosted a discussion on the political situation in Venezuela following the recent elections. Panelists included the Canadian ambassador to the Organization of…

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  • Senator Marco Rubio Conference on the Americas Speech
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    Senator Marco Rubio Conference on the Americas Speech

    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke at the 48th annual Washington Conference on the Americas. He talked about challenges to and opportunities for democratic order in the region.

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  • UN Ambassador Haley Calls for Venezuelan President Maduro to Step Down
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    Ambassador Haley Remarks to Council of the Americas

    U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley spoke at the 48th Annual Washington Conference on the Americas, during which she stressed U.S. commitment to the Western Hemisphere and called on Venezuelan…

    518 views
  • Venezuelan Activists Discuss Political Turmoil
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    Venezuelan Political Turmoil

    The Council on the Americas hosted two Venezuelan democracy activists -- one, a human rights lawyer, and one a leader of an opposition party -- to discuss the eroding political situation in…

    331 views
  • Senator Marco Rubio Calls for Renewed Focus on Western Hemisphere
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    Washington Conference on the Americas, Senator Rubio Remarks

    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) was the keynote speaker at ta Conference on the Americas luncheon. He talked about about U.S. policy toward the region which includes Central America and Mexico.…

    554 views
  • Senator Ivan Duque Mrquez Discusses the Colombian Peace Process
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    Colombian Peace Process

    The Colombian peace process was discussed by a member of the country’s Democratic Centre Party, Senator Ivan Duque Marquez, who outlined many of the issues that need to be resolved. In…

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  • emLatino Americansem
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    Latino Americans

    Ray Suarez talked about his book, Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation, in which he discusses the history of Latinos in America going back 500 years. The book is a…

    322 views
  • Venezuelas Political Future
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    Venezuela's Political Future

    Panelists talked about Venezuela’s political future. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez had been ill since undergoing a cancer-related surgery in December 2012. The Venezuelan National Assembly approved a his…

    268 views
  • emLatin Lessonsem
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    Latin Lessons

    Hal Weitzman argues that a move away from Western-style globalization has put many South American countries on an upward economic trajectory, while the U.S. and Europe struggle. He was…

    599 views
  • Chinas Influence in Latin America
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    China's Influence in Latin America

    Scholars and development bankers talked about the foreign policy implications for the U.S. of China’s growing influence in Latin America. Topics included the China Development Bank, a…

    586 views
  • DrugRelated Violence in Central America
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    Drug-Related Violence in Central America

    William Brownfield spoke about security challenges and drug-related violence in Central America. He said that more than 95 percent of all illicit drugs that enter North America from South…

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  • emForgotten Continentem
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    Forgotten Continent

    Michael Reid talked about his book, Forgotten Continent: The Battle for Latin America’s Soul. He spoke about the spread of capitalist democracies in Latin America and the challenge posed by…

    208 views
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